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Graves at Bourton & Shrivenham
Posted by: Kay Rodbourn (ID *****9200) Date: August 21, 2003 at 09:31:30
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I took a trip to Bourton to look for Rodbourns in the graveyard. I found a small chapel with very few graves and a church on the edge of the village representing 3 parishes. I looked around that graveyard and checked the church for memorials but found nothing.

Then I headed on to Shrivenham and was delighted to find the following Rodbourn gravestones:

Ref: Rodbourn Gravestone 1 Shrivenham:
This was one large stone carved to look as if it were two. The insrptions read:
Sacred to the Memory of JAMES RODBORN who died Sept 1868 aged 70
also JOSEPH son of JAMES and CATHERINE RODBORN who died June 26th 1810(?) aged 16 years
also MARIA wife of BENJAMIN who died Aug 3rd 1865(8?) aged 57 years

Sacred to the memory of CATHERINE wife of JAMES RODBORN who died April 29th 1848 aged 72 years
Respected, Beloved and Lamented
also BENJAMIN their son who died June 5th 1860 aged 18 years

Ref: Rodbourn gravestone 2 Shrivenham
In Affectionate Remembrance of EMILY RODBORNE, who died August 22nd 1872; aged 19 years
She is not dead but sleepeth

Ref: Rodbourn grave 3 Shrivenham
In Loving Memory of HENRY RODBOURN who died Jan 26th 1891 aged 69 years
Nothing in my hand I bring
Simply to thy cross I cling
also of ELIZA, widow of the above who died Aug 3rd 1898 aged 78 years

I have not gone through all my notes yet to see who I can link into my tree, but the Henry in grave 3 brother of my gt gt gt grandfather, Edwin Rodbourn (or Rodburn)!

I also have digital photographs of these which I'll happily share.

Kay


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